Trilogy Project – The Esplanade

Our client was the owner of a property bounded by The Esplanade, Abbott and Aplin Streets in the heart of the Cairns business and tourist strip.

Prior to development, the site contained a two-storey motel and high-rise hotel building with an undercroft strip of shops fronting the Esplanade.

Our client’s requirements were to preserve the strip of shops in their current configuration, providing them with title prior to the major development, and retaining operation of the motel units for as long as possible during the reconstruction stage.

We achieved this by proposing a complex, staged subdivision and tiered schemes using a mix of volumetric and building format lots.

Initially the shops were subdivided from under the hotel building by volumetric subdivision whilst the hotel building was demolished above.

The development then proceeded in several stages, including three residential towers and several retail schemes.

We were involved in advising solicitors, body corporate managers and our client every step of the way along this complex process, which involved some 31 registered surveys and a construction period of more than five years.

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